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Publications to Read

Publications that provide information and analysis that promote the public's understanding of the Bank and the Federal Reserve System, the economy of the Fifth Federal Reserve District, and economic policy issues and research.

Periodicals and special publications geared towards educating the public about economics and the functions, objectives and organization of the Federal Reserve System.

June 19, 2017 | Publication

5E Navigator: Renting vs. Buying a Home

Published by the Community Development Office of FRB Richmond, these publications profile community reinvestment opportunities, and programs and organizations that assist community and economic development projects.

The Government Affairs office provides legislators and their staff timely information on our research and resources. It also provides a more in-depth view on the publications and activities we conduct throughout our region.

May 29, 2018 | Publication

eBrief - May 2018

The May edition of the eBrief includes the latest small business credit survey conducted by all 12 Reserve Banks. The survey found that optimism about future performance among small business owners reached its highest level in several years. The eBrief also features the Richmond Fed’s Annual Report essay that explores the slowdown in educational attainment across the nation.

April 30, 2018 | Publication

eBrief - April 2018

The April edition of the eBrief highlights research by Richmond Fed economists who looked at factors behind recessions and potential policy solutions as well as an analysis of how bank runs could be prevented. The eBrief also includes the latest 5th District Spotlight that assesses apprenticeship programs in the Fifth Federal Reserve District and across the U.S.


The Richmond Fed publishes several quarterly magazines each year. Order recent or archived issues or subscribe to our publications.